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Welcome! I am a Sophomore studying Art Education and Painting at Colorado State University. I value the idea of sharing my love of art with kids and teaching them useful art skills for the real world. 

Painting is all about expression. It's about telling stories whether or not the artist knows how the chapters flow. Georgia O'Keeffe has inspired my artwork by the way her paintings abstractly reflect the natural world through stories. She painted most of her landscapes and flowers in Santa Fe, except for Sky Above Clouds. In this painting, O'Keeffe became inspired while she rode in an airplane and looked out a window of beauty. 


melia kaplan-hartnett

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